Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.
As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. Experience has proven that collective activity on behalf of individuals with similar interests is the most effective way to achieve a goal. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. A single musician has no such power.
The AFM has a proud history of managing change rather than being victimized by it. We find strength in adversity, and when the going gets tough, we get creative - all on your behalf.
Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.
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Get an in-depth look at the piano styles of today’s top rock, pop, and jazz artists through these melodic and harmonic techniques. This book for players of all levels profiles the styles 23 iconic performers, from the pop piano of Sarah McLachlan of Local 145 (Vancouver, BC) to the classic R&B and jazz fusion of George Duke, to the timeless music of Paul McCartney. For artists, like Herbie Hancock of Local 802 (New York City) and Bruce Hornsby of Local 125 (Norfolk, VA), known for their improvisation skills, there are examples of their soloing styles. Included is a play-along CD for all of the examples in the book.
Piano Styles of 23 Pop Masters: Secrets of the Great Contemporary Players, by Mark Harrison, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.